Dancing in Solidarity with Cuba

Image result for Photos of adelphi universityIn honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join Anara Frank, Director of MetaMovements, alongside Adelphi Professor and Latin Dance Champion, Alfred Pena, for an afternoon of dancing in solidarity with Cuba! Both Anara and Alfred are renowned dancers and instructors, having performed, taught workshops, and won competitions in the US, Cuba and beyond. Through their years of experience, they have come to recognize Cuba as one of the most important roots of Salsa dance and music, and together are playing an essential role in on-going cultural exchange and relationship-building between artists and arts enthusiasts in the two countries.

In the first half of our event, we will explore the fascinating history of how 20-30 junior high, high school and college students in the 1950s—with no video cameras, TV, internet, or commercial backing–created a national sensation, and eventually a worldwide phenomenon now known as “salsa”—a dance that millions of people around the world are still dancing today.

This entry was posted in Cultural. Bookmark the permalink.